Tips For Beating The Heat with an Ayurvedic Summer Diet!
Making just a few small changes to your daily diet can help you stay balanced and sane though these warm summer days! Check out the lists below to find out what food can be enjoyed and what should be eaten with caution to keep your pitta balanced.
Limit Or Avoid:
Hot Spices (cayenne, garlic, dry ginger, mustard seed, and hing)
Breads containing yeast
Caffeine, Alcohol (liquor), Yerba Mate
Hot Peppers, Tomatoes, Raw Onions
Brown Rice, Rye, Corn, Millet
Sour Cream, Buttermilk, Salted Dairy Products
All Nuts (except peeled almonds)
6 – 8 glasses of cool/room temperature water per day
Sweet Fruit (Apples, Berries)
Food that is sweet, bitter, and/or astringent
Cucumbers, Spinach, Celery, Zucchini
Wild, White, or Basmati Rice
Ghee, Cow’s Milk, Goat’s Milk, Unsalted Butter, Unsalted Cheese
White Meat: Chicken, Turkey
Cilantro, Fennel, Fresh Ginger
Soaked & Peeled Almonds
Beer and/or Dry White Wine (In moderation)
Warm/Room Temp Tea: Chamomile, Dandelion, Fennel, Licorice, and Mint Teas are best! (If you MUST drink coffee, add cardamom to support digestion and bring a sweet quality to it)
Try these diet tips out today to maintain your state of balance through the summer months!